I am looking for a single stroller that can handle forest trails/sand/grass/snow really well but that can also fit through grocery checkouts and around smaller shops. We live in a quaint downtown neighbourhood with shops, and near a beach and forests. We don’t plan to jog/run with it :)!. This is our second baby and he’s 12 months. Our oldest has outgrown strollers and walks now. We do realize any of these strollers can’t handle any crazy unmaintained rocky trails - we’d use the carrier for those (baby just hates the carrier). We aren’t concerned about price as we just want a quality stroller that we will use every day - and then we can gift it to a friend!
So the questions we have for you, to help narrow it down for us are:
A)whether the Indie is that much better at handling terrain than the Era with it’s 3 tires vs a 4-wheeled stroller. If there’s not much difference, we would choose the Era since it seems smaller and thus more maneuverable in shops. We don’t care about having a reversible seat, but do appreciate that the Era seat is taller.
B) Whether the Fox2 could actually handle sand/snow or going over roots (it looks too pretty to do that!)
C) Then there’s the Uppababy Ridge which is so new there’s not a lot of reviews. How do these puncture-free foam tires (also on the Fox2) handle terrain compared to air tires? With its long length 38.5 inches) and wider width (26 inches vs 23.5 on the Fox2 and Era), will it just be too big to maneuver around shops?
Thanks so much!!